Establishing a hybrid system for cardiac patients -developments and safety issues

  title={Establishing a hybrid system for cardiac patients -developments and safety issues},
  author={Melanie S. Jones and J. T. Semple and Tim Dent and Alex Pitcher and Malenka Bissell and Elizabeth M. Tunnicliffe and Hayley Harvey and Paul Leeson and Rajesh K Kharbanda and E Dallarmellina and Robin Patrick Choudhury},
  booktitle={Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance},
Background CMR is the preeminent imaging technique to assess LV function and myocardial injury. With the advent of combined angiography / CMR suites, there is an opportunity to perform combined invasive hemodynamic evaluation and treatments further informed by CMR imaging. However, key considerations are safety issues in potentially unstable patients in the context of MR and X-ray hazards. Here, we report our first experience on the feasibility of combined cardiac studies in this setting. 

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